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vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
imply - suggest a meaning not expressed; signify
languish - lose animation or strength
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
precursor - forerunner; predecessor